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In memoriam: 7 once-hot startups that shut their doors in 2015

While the seven on this list collectively raised nearly $400 million in venture capital, these startups are only a few of the high-profile ones that ended up shuttering their doors in 2015. CB Insights has a full list of 146 startup failure post-mortems from the past few years.<p>Here's how they tried …

The fall and rise of technology juggernauts

The San Francisco-based buyout firm Francisco Partners recently published a delicious analysis relevant to anyone wondering about what the future …

PRESS RELEASE: BASECAMP VALUATION TOPS $100 BILLION AFTER BOLD VC INVESTMENT

CHICAGO — December 1, 2015–Basecamp is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% …

Venture Capital

Facebook Tests “Local Market,” A Dedicated Buying And Selling Community Powered By Facebook Groups

A number of Facebook users recently reported seeing a new feature called “Local Market” appearing briefly in their Facebook iPhone app, sometimes in place of the “Messenger” button at the bottom center of the screen. The feature, which is only in testing but not broadly distributed, is a more …

Life After Content Blocking

<i><br>Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience. Now that at least one company, Apple,</i> …

Digital Advertising

The writing is on the wall for the ad-supported Web: It’s the end of the line

With the release of iOS 9 this week, the discussion over ad blocking has reached a peak.<p>That’s because the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS includes tools for developers to create ad-blocking software, affording mobile users the same freedom from advertising that desktop browser add-ons like …

Digital Advertising

Hurrah! It’s the end of the line for the ad-supported Web!

Everyone is up in arms.<p>Ad blockers abound, and web-based journalism is suffering a revenue squeeze. Journalists say the sky is falling, and the Web is dying. Developers are rushing in to save us from ads, then regretting what they have done. Our own Dylan Tweney recently wrote a great summary of …

Apps

Foodpanda’s dubious practices uncovers the bitter truth about services startups in India

Foodpanda is currently among the most widely known online food-ordering apps out there. But a massive expose by <i>LiveMint</i> has brought to light a series …

Rocket Internet Doubles Down On Asia With Aggressive New Launch Strategy

Rocket Internet is increasing its focus on Asia after it announced that it would launch one new venture in the region per quarter.<p>The initiative is being managed by Asia Pacific Internet Group, the joint venture that Germany-based Rocket Internet set up with Qatari telecom firm Ooredoo last year. …

Design lessons from the Eames studio that can aid start-ups

We hear a lot about design these days — in technology, in the boardroom, in every area of our lives. But what does that really mean?<p>In the early part …

Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? A company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has quietly grown to over 2 million downloads since its launch earlier this year. And today, the company is announcing having raised …

The moral hazard created by buckets of start-up funding

Here’s a tale that epitomises the absurd times that tech start-ups are currently enjoying (or exploiting, depending on your perspective).<p>In London, a …

Rocket start-ups veer off orbit

There are two kinds of entrepreneurs. Serial entrepreneurs, folks who are hardwired to successively identify, ride and cash in on the next big …

The Problem With Profitless Start-ups

Yesterday, I ordered lunch from a gourmet meal-delivery start-up called SpoonRocket – a takeout container of sirloin au poivre and roasted …

Le succès de l’e-commerce en Côte d’Ivoire

Parfaite quitte son bureau quelques instants pour chercher un colis dans le hall de la cité financière d’Abidjan. En bas, l’attend un livreur avec la …

Afrique

India’s GirnarSoft set to fight Rocket and iCarAsia for Indonesia’s auto classifieds space

A combination of low interest rates, a growing middle class, and the absence of strict regulations on car ownership has led tech companies to take a …

Asia

Business angel, un métier d'avenir - BNK

Selon Cédric Donck, business angel (BA) spécialisé dans les sociétés Internet, la Belgique manque de BA. Des “anges”, partenaires et financiers, qui …

Les 10 bars les plus originaux de Bruxelles

<b>Envie de tester un nouveau bar ce soir? Déco surnaturelle, cocktails inspirés, concepts décalés et partenaires particuliers... Les lieux insolites ne</b> …

Ixelles

Nos 12 terrasses bruxelloises favorites- Page 12 sur 12

<b><br>L'IRM décerne à la Belgique près de 200 jours de pluie par an. Logique donc que les Belges prennent d’assaut la moindre terrasse dès que le soleil</b> …

Ixelles

Breaking: OLX buys out competitor in Nigeria & Shuts it down

Naspers’ backed general classifieds listings site OLX, has acquired Shibsted’s TradeStable and shut it down redirecting all new visitors to its OLX …

Rocket Internet to launch ten new companies this year

2004 saw foodpanda or hellofood process 8.7 million orders generating EUR 117 million of GMV in 2014. Organic order and GMV growth amounted to 430% …

BREAKING: Rocket Internet Launches Online Classifieds Site Vendito in Africa to Kill Ady, OLX & Gumtree

You probably know eBay’s Gumtree.co.za, Nasper’s OLX which is allover the Internet and probably on your TV. We expect you know Ringier’s Ady in …

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others -- and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered …

What gives a dollar bill its value? - Doug Levinson

Redefining capitalism

Despite its ability to generate prosperity, capitalism is under attack. By shaking up our long-held assumptions about how and why the system works, …

Euro coin row: France wins the battle, Belgium wins the war

<b>Name:</b> The €2.50 coin.<p><b>Age:</b> One week old, but 200 years in the making.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Possibly the funniest thing that Belgium has ever done.<p><b>Is Belgium a particularly funny country?</b> Oh, the funniest. The closest thing it has to a national emblem is a statue of a little boy having a wee. Belgium is the …

Europe

Networking When You Hate Talking to Strangers

The power of serendipity is hot in business circles. Silicon Valley campuses have been constructed to foster more “random collisions.” One key to creativity, many thinkers say, is unexpected interactions. “Create spaces where you’re wandering around and exposing yourself to new people,” John Hagel …

Netflix lets its staff take as much holiday as they want, whenever they want – and it works

Silicon Valley success story, Netflix, shows how a non-policy on holidays can provide the break you need.<p>Ah, August. It's the month we escape the office, cast off quotidian concerns, recharge our psychic batteries, and – you know what I'm talking about – feel a twinge of guilt.<p>White-collar workers …

Close More Deals Faster Using This 5-Step Approach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t matter what product or service you are selling -- it requires a well thought out approach to close deals. You need to answer questions that a prospect might have prior to purchasing while not applying too much pressure that you …